Up is where we live, learn, and work… together.

At USC Upstate, our commitment to equity and inclusion informs our daily work and is fundamental to ongoing process improvement and maintaining our exceptional learning and working environments. Transformative opportunities begin with an acknowledgement of who we are as individuals and the unique stories and contributions we make as members of Spartan Nation. Our collective efforts to create a positive, identity-affirming, and welcoming campus climate, as well as address the needs of the various communities we serve, give purpose to our role as a public, regional comprehensive university.



Apr 5  Coming Home: USC Upstate Introduces Dave Dickerson as Head Men’s Basketball Coach

May 14 Transforming Our Library: The Latest Architectural Renderings

July 12 Kaleigh Kelley Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Aug 16 Racial Equity Index Highlights Opportunities for Spartanburg Community

Aug 23 Harrington Publishes “Native American Approaches to Entrepreneurship”

Aug 28 USC Upstate Welcomes New International Students

Aug 31 Survey Spotlights Spartanburg County LGBTQ Community

Sep. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month Begins


Alphonso Atkins Jr.
Chief Diversity Officer
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion
EO/Title IX Coordinator